First Louis D. Brandeis Legacy Fund for Social Justice Interns selected

Louis BrandeisFrom Ghana to Venezuela to Israel, 10 Brandeis students will participate in social justice internships around the world this summer -- thanks to the Louis D. Brandeis Legacy Fund for Social Justice.

The Louis D. Brandeis Legacy Fund for Social Justice, established through the generosity of an anonymous Brandeis donor, provides students with a $3,500 stipend to alleviate costs associated with an unpaid internship in a social-service agency that addresses issues of social justice. The fund supports a wide range of activities at Brandeis that reflect the commitment of the University, and its namesake, to social justice. 

The 10 members of the inaugural class of Louis D. Brandeis Legacy Fund for Social Justice Interns:

Paul Balik ’10 will work with the Illinois Network of Charter Schools, conducting outreach to charter school administrators and parent groups, and assisting in lobbying for the development of new charter schools in the state.

Lauren Ehrlich ’10 will work with the Waltham Alliance to Create Housing to create community-based, educational children's programming for residents at Prospect Hill Terrace, the largest public housing development in Waltham.

Danielle Hollenbeck-Pringle ’10 will work with GlobeMed's HOPE Center in Ho, Ghana, performing a community-needs assessment around the issues of women's and children's health that will inform future agency policies.

Liana Langdon-Embry ’11 will work with Fundación Aldeas de Paz in Venezuela, assisting in a “mobile school” for children and facilitating sustainable, eco-friendly development in a Pemón Nation aboriginal village inside the remote Gran Sabana National Park.

Rachel Nadas ’09 will work with the health staff of Farmworker Justice in Washington, D.C., focusing primarily on environmental and occupational health campaigns for migrant workers.

Timothy Pracher-Dix ’09 will work in Costa Rica with Dramatic Problem Solving, producing theater workshops for artists seeking to create positive social change within disadvantaged populations.

Kaitlin Schofield ’09 will work in Boston with No Sweat Apparel's campaign to demonstrate how unionized factories and fair-wage workers can combat the negative effects of globalization and conflict in Palestine.

Elizabeth Setren ’10 will work on policy research models that study the relationship between affordable housing and child well-being while at Johns Hopkins University Institute for Policy Studies in Baltimore.

Judith Simons ’10 will work in Tel Aviv with Tebek, an organization that promotes grassroots education around the legal rights of Israel's Ethiopian immigrant population.

Seth Werfel ’10 will work with the Earth Institute at Columbia University on policy analysis impacting sustainable-development initiatives in major urban centers in sub-Saharan Africa.

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